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Visiting Students Instructions & Application

The University of Rochester School of Medicine accepts visiting medical and dental students in their final year of their academic curriculum to participate in electives at our institution. For final year medical students in good academic standing from LCME accredited medical schools in the U.S., Canada, and students from osteopathic schools, visiting electives are coordinated through the AAMC’s Visiting Student Application Service (VSAS). For a description of electives offered at URSMD please visit the Medical School Registrar's Website.

Dental students please contact the Medical School Registrar’s Office. If you are an International Visiting Student click here.

Application Process

Applicants must apply through VSAS, the Visiting Student Application Service at The AAMC Website applications may be submitted through VSAS starting in April and students will receive a response in June.

The VSAS application must include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Current transcript
  • The University of Rochester Health History and Immunization Form
  • Health insurance card
  • Proof of malpractice insurance held by the home school
  • School issued email address
  • Photograph

Enrollment in most electives is limited and therefore priority is given to Rochester students. It is to your advantage to give alternative choices/dates.

There is a non-refundable processing fee of $100 per approved elective payable to:
The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Mail payment to:

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Medical School Registrar's Office, Box 601
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642


Please note that the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry does not provide housing for visiting students. You are responsible for finding your own housing for the duration of your stay. Housing inquiries should be directed to the Residence Director, University Apartments, Towne House, 1325 Mt. Hope Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620. Telephone number: (585) 275-5824. Fax number: (585) 442-7941. Please be aware that the Housing Office at the University does not guarantee housing.